City Council petitions due March 12; three seats up for grabs


Petitions for three soon to be vacant City Council seats are now available.

One one-year term and two three-year terms will be chosen in the Brookings Municipal election on April 13.

The one-year term is currently being held by Tim Reed, who is the only person who has filed a petition to run so far. The three-year terms that will be on the ballot in April are currently held by Michael McClemans and Julie Whaley.

Circulation of nomination petitions began on Feb. 13, and the petitions can be filed no later than 5 p.m. on Fri., March 12.

Brookings City Clerk Shari Thornes said that candidates must have been a reigstered voter in the City of Brookings for at least six months, which is twice the length of requirements set by state regulations.

For more information or to obtain a a Brookings City Council Candidate Packet, contact Thrones at 697-8641 to schedule an appointment.